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Aso Base Backpackers

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1498 Kurokawa, Aso 869-2225, Kumamoto Prefecture
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Aso Base is an excellent choice! There’s not much that hasn’t been said already, but be sure it’s extremely clean, cosy, staff are nice, the place is nice and quiet. Certainly the best hostel we’ve had in Japan, you cannot do anything wrong with this place! There are a couple of restaurants around, too – plus a Lawson across... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Came for three days, stayed six. Some of the best facilities I stayed at. Ultra clean, comfortable bunks, only four per room, great kitchen, fully stocked. Nice attention to details. Owners really attentive to guests. One guest wanted to purchase pottery but gallery was going to be closed before she left, Yoshi not only called to see if they would... More 

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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

An excellent hostel, as other reviewers have said. The hostel is calm despite the proximity of the main road. Each dorm has only 4 beds, which are solidly constructed and don't shake, and the windows are double-glazed. The hostel fittings are clean and modern, with a strong free wifi signal, and there is even free coffee and toiletries. The reception... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This place is beautiful. I want to live at Aso Base Backpackers. Whereas most Japanese hostels I've visited are clean, helpful, and well-located, ABB takes quality to a new level. It is hands down the nicest hostel I've stayed at in Asia. The interior is spotless and beautifully designed. There is a wood burning stove which must be beautifully cozy... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We stayed on one of their larger private rooms and it was very good. Ideally situated, close to the station and the centre of the village. The place was immaculate in every way. The reception desk was helpful. The kitchen was very well equipped and large enough for everyone. A very pleasant wood stove kept us warm in the evenings... More 

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Perth
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I read on another website that this is the only place you should stay in the Aso area and they were right. This place is the best value for money. The staff were super friendly, communication was really good and they spent time to recommend some really great onsen around the Kurokawa area. We had a private room which was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Great hostel! super great location, staff are nice and accomodating! They have lots of snacks and food on offer for great prices (eg. 30yen for a miso soup!) The hostel is very new and is kitted out beautifully. My one concern is that the dorm room only had a curtain not a door - otherwise, room was neat and well... More 

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Pattani City, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Very easy to find , Ver near Aso station , very clean place , very good design , excellent wifi โฮสเทล อยู่หน้าสถานี รถไฟ เดินไปได้สบาย ๆ สะอาด การออกแบบเรียบง่าย แต่ดูดี สไตล์ญี่ปุ่น เจ้าของให้การต้อนรับดี ใกล้ๆ มี ร้าน Lawson สะดวกสบายในการ ซื้อหาอาหารสำเร็จรูป มาทาน ห้องพัก มีทั้ง แบบ Dorm และห้องแยก

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

"Can this place be as good as the reviews say?" I asked myself before I arrived. "Hell yes!" Is the answer. I've stayed in a LOT of hostels over the last few years as I've travelled around the world, and this is the very best. The attention to detail is simply breathtaking. Where do I start?... Beautiful common area, heated... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

+ closeby train station + clean + comfy public bathroom + large public areas + fast wifi - poor noise isolation (very thin walls) - we had a private room, but very small - therefore the price could be more reasonable (rather expensive compared to others in Japan)

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